SSICA 2018 Awards

First Prize

Intimate Void -

Sandy Harquail

Second Prize

Pitcher -

Robin Dupont 

Third Prize

Cloud Rain Maker -

Amy Li Chuan Chang 

Honorable Mention

Naughty Muse -

Debra Sloan

Honorable Mention

Glam Chops Salon for Ravishing Ruminants -
Turquoise Tease -

Andrea Revoy

Honorable Mention

Portrait of Ernestina -

Denys James

Honorable Mention

Tidal Seaweed -

Meira Mathison

Peoples Choice

Together: Broken -

Bev Ellis


SSICA 2018 Finalists


SSICA 2018 Jurors

Trudy Golley received her education in Ceramics at the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary (BFA) and the University of Tasmania (MFA) in Hobart, Australia. She has been invited to participate in ceramic residencies, lecture, and give workshops in Canada, the US, Australia, Denmark, China, Scotland, Hong Kong and Malta. Inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2002, she is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections in Canada, China, Denmark and Australia. Trudy has taught Ceramics in the Visual Art Department at Red Deer College in Red Deer Alberta, Canada since 2000.

Alwyn O’Brien has extensive

knowledge of the history of the decorative arts and a passion for the baroque. Her studies in clay have taken her across Canada, including Sheridan College of Craft and Design, the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. She is a recipient of the prestigious Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics in 2015. Her work is featured in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, the Surrey Art Gallery, Boise Museum of Art, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and the Canadian Clay and Glass museum. Alwyn divides her time between Saltspring Island, and Vancouver, where she is currently an instructor at Langara College.

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell is a frequent guest lecturer on the Axis of Art, aka the triad relationship of Creator Connector Collector. He is also a recognized expert in the field of Contemporary Canadian Ceramic Art. His most recent book "Walter Dexter; The Torso Masterworks" was published by Ronald P. Frye Publishers in 2012. He is also the owner of Canada's largest Contemporary Canadian Ceramic Gallery located in London, Ontario. His particular interest is the motivation of the creator; telling the story.


SSICA 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our anonymous benefactor and our many sponsors, donors and volunteers


Florence Roberge

Thrifty Foods


Country Grocer

Duthie Gallery B&B

Harbour House Hotel


Salt Spring Potters Guild


BC Ferries


Gallery 8

Harbour Air

Jim Pattison Subaru Victoria

Li Read Group

Ultima Medical Services Inc

Victoria Clay Art

Wisteria Guest House B&B



Judi Dyelle

Gulf Island WaterTaxi

Henry Proctor

Marshall-Inman Gallery


Pod Contemporary

Salt Spring Books

Salt Spring Veterinary Services


Steffich Fine Art Gallery

Contour Grafix

Vancouver Island Potters’ Supply

Salt Spring Arts Council

Spa by Lenice

Gulf Island Optical

The Wine Cellar

Salt Spring Inn